Automated surveillance helps curb infections at Calif. hospitals

08/8/2010 | HealthLeaders Media

A study of more than 240 acute care facilities in California found that 32.4% use automated surveillance to track infectious organisms. Among these hospitals, 85% used checklists, hand-washing protocols and other best practices to minimize the risks of hospital-acquired infections. "Our findings suggest that hospitals that use automated surveillance technology are able to put more HAI elimination strategies into place that will ultimately reduce the risk of infection," a health expert said.

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